Erin Murphy Meehan (D), a hospital consultant who was formerly married to ex-Rep. Martin Meehan (D-Lowell), says she will not enter the open battle for the seat that Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) is leaving available. The Congresswoman last month announced that she will not seek re-election next year. No one from either party has yet declared his or her candidacy, but several individuals from each side are considering entering the race. The Democrats are certainly favored to hold the seat but with Gov. Charlie Baker (R) expected to win re-election, and must carry this district in order to do so, the congressional general election could become more competitive.
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